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Physical Therapist

Location : Los Angeles, CA
Job Type : Temp/Contract
Reference Code : Per Diem Project
Required Years of Experience : 1
Job Industry : Healthcare - Health Services

Job Description :

 



Job Description:


 


This position provides services that help restore function, improve mobility, relieve pain and prevent or limit permanent physical disabilities of patients suffering from injuries or disease as they restore, maintain, and promote overall fitness and health. Responsible for evaluating individuals with mobility dysfunction and provide a plan of care that is specific to the individual’s goals related to functional independence.


 


Responsibilities:



  • Assess, plan, prepare and carry out individually designed programs of physical treatment to maintain, improve or restore physical functioning, alleviate pain and prevent physical dysfunction in patients.

  • Evaluate effects of treatment at various stages and adjust treatments to achieve maximum benefit and to meets the patient's goals and needs.

  • Administers manual exercises: instructing, encouraging, and assisting patients in performing physical activities, functional activities, gait, and daily living activities and in using assistive and all applicable supportive devices.

  • Administers physical therapy treatments by utilizing physical agent modalities-moist packs/heating pads, cold packs, TENS, EMS, ultrasound machine, and traction; directing treatments given by assistants.

  • Direct or supervise group rehabilitation activities.

  • Provide information to the patient about the proposed intervention, its material risks, and expected benefits, and any reasonable alternatives.

  • Document following Company PACE departmental guidelines and within the established time frames.

  • Completes assessments and collaborate with physicians, nurses, social workers, and other health care workers to establish an integrated individualized plan of care.

  • Designs home exercise programs, recommending and/or providing assistive equipment, instructing patients, families, and caregivers in home exercise programs that, if followed, will assure the continuation of therapeutic plan following discharge from therapy.

  • Develops physical therapy assistants and aides by providing information, guidance, training, and conducting in-service training programs.

  • Maintains patient confidence and by keeping information confidential.

  • Maintains a safe and clean working environment by complying with the company’s policies and procedures, rules, and regulations.

  • Protects patients and employees by adhering to infection-control policies and protocols.

  • Complies with federal, state, and local legal and professional requirements by studying existing and new legislation; anticipating future legislation; enforcing adherence to requirements; advising management on needed actions.

  • Perform all other related duties as assigned.



 
Required Qualifications :

 



Qualifications:



  • Physical Therapist license issued by the State of California Physical Therapy Board coupled with a minimum of 1 year of experience working with the frail elderly (Geriatric) and disabled populations required.

  • Current CPR/BLS certification is also required.

  • Bilingual English/Spanish/Cantonese/Mandarin preferred.




 


 



 
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